Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Contact: 864-656-2831 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marissa Shuffler is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research interests involve aiding organizations in understanding how to best prepare leaders and team members for effective collaborations, particularly in highly complex, demanding, interprofessional and stressful environments. These environments have included health care, the military, the petroleum industry and NASA’s Mission to Mars. Marissa has almost 10 years of experience conducting this type of applied research in the areas of leadership and team development, team-training design, development, delivery and evaluation, multiteam systems operations, virtual teams and multicultural teams.
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Marissa’s research on what makes leaders and teams effective has important implications for the medical field where effective leadership and teamwork directly impact the quality of health care delivery and patient care. She is currently working with GHS to explore issues of conscious leadership and its impact on the climate and culture of health care organizations, and to assess the factors that impact successful interprofessional health care collaboration. Further, she is working with colleagues in emergency management to address the needs of multiteam systems operating to care for patients as they transition from first responder care to hospital care. Marissa has actively worked to translate best practices, recommendations and guidelines for team and leadership development from current training and research programs in aviation, medicine and the military. She has published these guidelines and associated research in over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications/book chapters and given over 70 presentations to academic and professional audiences around the world.
Psychology, Teamwork, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Team Training